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Licensed Practical Nurse-Physician Office

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The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) administers nursing services in caring for injured or ill patients, based upon the age of the individual served. Patients served may include: Infants – newborn to 2 years of age: Pediatric – 2 years to 10 years of age: Pediatric/Young Adult – 10 to 18 years of age; Adult – 18 to 65 years of age; Geriatric – over 65 years of age. The LPN provides bedside nursing services as required; including and administering medications and therapeutic treatments following guidelines established in the Nurse Practice Act under the provision of Act No. 149 of the Public Acts of 1967. The LPN observes and documents response to therapy which includes biopsychosocial responses. The LPN documents care given to the patient and observed responses from that care.

Reports To:

RN Case Manager Practice Manager


  • Must be a graduate of an approved school of Practical Nursing.
  • Current Michigan License.
  • Must be BCLS/CPR certified every 2 years according to the Michigan Heart Association Guidelines.
  • Demonstrates stress management, clinical competence, personal acceptance of responsibility and accountability, promotes positive interpersonal relationships and maintains confidentiality.
  • Must demonstrate a daily commitment to the Standards of Behavior and Core Values of BCMH.

Position Duties: Essential

  • Follows established standards of nursing practice and implements facility policies and procedures.
  • Observes infection control procedures related to nursing.
  • Demonstrates increased clinical competence by providing direct patient care to varied patient populations. Participates in continuing education programs and shows interest in advancing nursing technical skills.
  • Evaluates and updates nursing care plans to meet the changing needs of the patient.
  • Obtains report, recording sufficient information to implement appropriate follow up action.
  • Prioritizes nursing care.
  • Assists supervisor with pertinent information concerning nursing care, leading to the patient classification system for acuity levels.
  • Documents in EMR, patient assessment, treatment, procedures, and evaluation of patient’s response to his/her plan of care.
  • Informs the physician of patient condition changes.
  • Effectively carries out physician orders affecting patient’s plan of care.
  • Works with the RN to develop and implement individual patient teaching plans.
  • Orients patient to room, explains hospital regulations, safety measures, call system, and admitting procedures.
  • Ensures patient rights are honored.
  • Obtains documents quantitative assessment data including patient HT/WT, TPR/BP.
  • Assists patient in and out of bed.
  • Assists patient with ambulation using braces, walkers, canes, and/or crutches.
  • Transfers patient safely to and from carts and examining tables.
  • Assists and/or provides personal and oral hygiene.
  • Changes surgical dressings, sterile dressings, irrigates and packs wounds, and collects appropriate specimens for diagnostic evaluation.
  • Administers and documents oral, IM/SQ, topical and suppository medication.
  • Discontinues IV’s and heparin locks.
  • Administers oxygen therapy.
  • Maintains airway using suctioning.
  • Administers gastrostomy feedings.
  • Teaches and provides pre-operative/post-operative care.
  • Auscultates breath and bowel sounds.
  • Complies with HIPAA requirements for security and confidentiality.
  • Observes all infection control and safety policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of BCMH Corporate Compliance plan, Code of Conduct and reporting process of any compliance concerns.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of BCMH Corporate Compliance plan, Code of Conduct and reporting process of any compliance concerns.
  • Shall be responsible for completing educational requirements.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

Position Duties: Marginal

  • Checks emergency supplies and equipment for safety.
  • Completes admission and discharge forms.
  • Obtains consent for procedures.
  • Provides report to oncoming shift, including sufficient information for follow up action.

Physical Activities: Essential

  • Balancing
  • Climbing
  • Crouching
  • Keying
  • Grasping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Stooping
  • Repetitive Movement

An individual in this position will be required to carry or lift weights in the range of:
Up to 25 pounds frequently
Up to 50 pounds occasionally

Sensory and Communicative Activities: Essential

  • Feeling
  • Hearing
  • Seeing
  • Smelling
  • Speaking

Environmental Exposure:

  • Inside environmental conditions
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Physical hazards
  • Chemical hazards

Position Responsibility:

Performs tasks assigned by the Registered Nurse according to accepted policies and procedures in the hospital.

Demonstrates accountability for his/her performance by:
A. Fulfillment of job description requirements
B. Punctuality and dependability in attendance requirements
C. Adhering to the nursing service dress code.

Identifies need and pursues continued education and self growth by:
A. Identification of learning needs through self evaluation and the performance appraisal process.
B. Seeks formal/informal instruction to meet identified learning needs.

Attends and participates in staff/personal development programs:
A. Utilizes and shares information obtained at staff development programs.
B. Attends mandatory in-services.

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